Making Paper from Local Plants
Did you know you can make paper from plants in your own backyard? In this 3 hour workshop from 2-5pm on Sunday, September 22 we'll use already prepared paper pulp to create one of a kind handmade papers. The pulps will be made from local plant waste materials of iris stems and leaves, scotch broom bast, and 2 other plants that will be a surprise!
The focus of the class is on learning the basics of Western style papermaking using freshly prepared local plant fibers that are acid free and eco-friendly. How can we use materials that would otherwise be composted to make art?We'll discuss the history and process of making the pulp prior to sheet forming as many pieces of paper as we have time to make. Usually around 8-10 sheets per student.
Class size is limited to 6, ages 12 and up are welcome. No prior experience necessary. We'll send you more info about the class via email about 1 week before the class.